View of the Temples of Venus and of Diana in Baia from the South

circle of Jan Brueghel the Elder (Netherlandish, Brussels 1568–1625 Antwerp)
Former Attribution:
Jan Brueghel the Younger (Flemish, Antwerp 1601–1678 Antwerp)
ca. 1594
Pen and brown ink, brown and blue wash, over black chalk; framing lines in brown ink.
10 5/16 x 7 5/8 in. (26.2 x 19.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Carl Seldon Gift, 1965
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: At upper center, inscribed "T. Venere", and at lower left, inscribed "T. Diana" in pen and brown ink, by the artist; at lower left, inscribed "i. Bruegel" in pen and gray ink (seventeenth- or eighteenth-century handwriting?). Verso: at lower right, inscribed "D 28670" in pencil (Colnaghi number)
Eric Hebborn (British); Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Jacob Bean "Ninety-sixth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1965-1966, Reports of the Departments: Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 25, New York, October 1966, p. 75.

Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell'Arte, Florence, Carlos van Hasselt, Albert Blankert Artisti Olandesi e Fiamminghi in Italia Mostra di disegni del Cinque e Seicento della collezione Frits Lugt. 1966, p. 33, under no. 18.

Jacob Bean Flemish Drawings and Prints of the 17th Century. Exh. cat.: Prints and Drawings Galleries, February 17 through April 15. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1970, cat. no. 2, p. 3.

Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Anne Marie Logan European Drawings and Watercolors in the Yale University Art Gallery 1500-1900. vol. 1, New Haven, 1970, cat. no. 0, fig. no. 57, p. 284.

Il paesaggio nel disegno del Cinquecento europeo. Exh. cat., Villa Medici - Académie de France, Rome. Rome, 1972, cat. no. 188, fig. no. 0, 0, ill.

"Neubestimmtes und Unbestimmtes von Jan Brueghel d.Ä." Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen. 1972, pp. 136-138.

Stefania Bedoni Jan Brueghel in Italia e il Collezionismo del Seicento. Florence-Milan, 1983, cat. no. 0, p. 38.

Eric Hebborn , Panini Galleries Drawn to Trouble: The Forging of an Artist. Edinburgh, 1991, pp. 213-218, 244, fig. 47.